Section 112 Issues

(Including: Written Description; Indefiniteness; Enablement; Best Mode)

HZNP MEDICINES LLC v. ACTAVIS LABORATORIES UT, INC., Appeal Nos. 2017-2149,  -2152, -2153, -2202, -2203, -2206 (Fed. Cir. October 10, 2019).  Before Prost, Newman, and Reyna.  Appealed from D.N.J. (Judge Hillman).  (Indefiniteness)   Summary by:  Chris Wheeler

HZNP MEDICINES LLC v. ACTAVIS LABORATORIES UT, INC.事件、上訴番号2017-2149、 -2152、-2153、-2202、-2203、-2206 (CAFC、2019年10月10日)。Prost裁判官、 Newman裁判官、Reyna裁判官による審理。ニュージャージー州地区地方裁判所(Hillman裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(不明瞭性) Christopher J. Wheelerによる要約

NUVO PHARMACUETICALS v. DR. REDDY’S LABORATORIES INC., Appeal No. 2017-2473 (Fed. Cir. May 15, 2019).  Before Prost, Clevenger, and Wallach.  Appealed from D.N.J. (Judge Cooper). (Written Description) Summary by:  Megan Doughty

NUVO PHARMACUETICALS v. DR. REDDY’S LABORATORIES INC.事件、上訴番号 2017-2473 (CAFC、2019年5月15日)。 Prost裁判官、Clevenger裁判官、Wallach裁判官による審理。 ニュージャージー州地区地方裁判所(Cooper裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(記述要件) Megan Doughtyによる要約

CENTRAK, INC. V. SONITOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC, Appeal No. 2017-2510 (Fed. Cir. February 14, 2019).  Before Reyna, Taranto, and Chen.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).  (Written Description; EnablementSummary by:  Bennett David

CENTRAK, INC. V. SONITOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.事件、上訴番号2017-2510(CAFC、2019年2月14日)。Reyna裁判官、Taranto裁判官、Chen裁判官による審理。 デラウエア州地区地方裁判所(Andrews裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(記述要件; 実施可能要件) Bennett David氏による要約

TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY v. EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD, Appeal Nos. 2016-2576 to 2582, 2591 to 2595 (Fed. Cir. July 25, 2018).  Before Prost, Moore, and Reyna.  On appeal from D. Mass. (Judge Saris).  (Enablement)   Summary by:  Harris Pitlick

TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY v. EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD事件、 審判番号2016~2576至2582、2591至2595 (CAFC、2018年7月25日)。Prost裁判官、Moore裁判官、Reyna裁判官による審理。 マサチューセッツ州地区地方裁判所(Saris裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(実施可能性)   Harris Pitlick氏による要約

D THREE ENTERPRISES, LLC v. SUNMODO CORPORATION, Appeal Nos. 2017-1909 and -1910 (Fed. Cir. May 21, 2018).  Before Reyna, Clevenger and Wallach.  Appealed from D. Colo. (Judge Shaffer).  (Priority; Written Description)  Summary by:  Graham Nelson

HOLOGIC, INC. v. SMITH & NEPHEW, INC., Appeal No. 2017-1389 (Fed. Cir. March 14, 2018) (Newman, Stoll, Wallach).  Appealed from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  (Written Description)   Summary by:  Matt Stanford

PRESIDIO COMPONENTS, INC. v. AMERICAN TECHNICAL CERAMICS CORP.,  Appeal Nos. 2016-2607, 2016-2650 (Fed. Cir. November 21, 2017).  Before Dyk, Moore, and Taranto.  Appealed from S.D. Cal. (Judge Huff).  (Indefiniteness; Intervening Rights)  Summary by:  Donald Raymond

BASF CORP. v. JOHNSON MATTHEY, INC., Appeal No. 2016-1770 (Fed. Cir. November 20, 2017).  Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Taranto.  On appeal from D. Del. (Judge Robinson).  (Indefiniteness)  Summary by:  Harris Pitlick

STANFORD v. CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, Appeal No. 2015-2011 (Fed. Cir. June 27, 2017). Before O’Malley, Reyna and Chen.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Illston).  (Written Description)  Summary by:  Nat McQueen

ONE-E-WAY, INC. v. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION, Appeal No. 16-2105 (Fed. Cir. June 12, 2017).  Before Prost, Wallach and Stoll.  Appealed from the International Trade Commission.  (Indefiniteness)  Summary byDonna Mason

RIVERA v. ITC, Appeal No. 2016-1841 (Fed. Cir. May 23, 2017) (Reyna, Chen, and Linn).  Appealed from the U.S. ITC.  (Written DescriptionSummary by:  Matt Stanford

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC., v. CIRREX SYSTEMS, LLC, Appeal Nos. 2016-1143 & 2016-1144 (Fed. Cir. May 10, 2017).  Before Prost, Wallach and Chen.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Claim Construction; Written Description)  Summary by:  Patrick Gildea

SONIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. v. PUBLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL, LTD., Appeal No. 2016-1449 (Fed. Cir. January 5, 2017).  Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Taranto.  Appealed from N.D. Ill. (Judge St. Eve).  (Indefiniteness)

ALFRED E. MANN FOUND. FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH v. COCHLEAR CORP., Appeal Nos. 2015-1580, 2015-1606, 2015-1607 (Fed. Cir. November 17, 2016).  Before Newman, Chen and Hughes.  Appealed from C.D. Cal. (Judge Olguin).  (Indefiniteness)

COX COMMUNICATIONS v. SPRINT, Appeal No. 2016-1013 (Fed. Cir. September 23, 2016).  Before Prost, Newman, and Bryson.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Robinson).  (Indefiniteness)

LIBERTY AMMUNITION, INC. v. UNITED STATES, Appeal Nos. 2015-5057, -5061 (Fed. Cir. August 26, 2016).  Before Prost, Newman and Stoll.  Appealed from Court of Federal Claims (Judge Lettow).  (Claim Construction; Indefiniteness:  Terms of Degree)

SCRIPTPRO LLC v. INNOVATION ASSOCIATES, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1565 (Fed. Cir. August 15, 2016).  Before Moore, Taranto, and Hughes.  Appealed from D. Kan. (Judge Murguia).  (Written Description Support)

ADVANCED GROUND INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. v. LIFE360, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1732 (Fed. Cir. July 28, 2016).  Before Moore, Mayer and Wallach.  Appealed from S.D. Fla. (Judge Middlebrooks).  (Means-Plus-Function – Indefiniteness)

ZOLTEK CORP. v. US, Appeal No. 2014-5082 (Fed. Cir. February 19, 2016).  Before Newman, Clevenger and Moore.  Appealed from Ct. Fed. Clms. (Judge Damich).  (Written Description; Obviousness)

INPHI CORPORATION v. NETLIST, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1179 (Fed. Cir. November 13,  2015).  Before O’Malley, Reyna and Chen.  Appealed from the PTAB.  (Written Description)

WILLIAMSON v. CITRIX ONLINE, LLC, Appeal No. 2013-1130 (Fed. Cir. June 16, 2015).  En banc, opinion by Linn.  Appealed from C.D. Cal. (Judge Matz).  (35 U.S.C. §112, ¶6)

LIGHTING BALLAST CONTROL v. PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, Appeal No. 2012-1014 (Fed. Cir. June 23, 2015).  Before Reyna, Lourie, and O’Malley.  Appealed from N.D. Tex. (Judge O’Connor).  (35 U.S.C. §112, ¶6; Claim Construction)

TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA v. SANDOZ INC., Appeal No. 2012-1567, -1568, -1569 and -1570 (Fed. Cir. June 18, 2015).  Before Moore, Mayer and Wallach.  Appealed from S.D.N.Y. (Judge Jones).  (Indefiniteness)

EON CORP. IP HOLDINGS LLC v. AT&T MOBILITY, Appeal No. 2014-1392 (Fed. Cir. May 6, 2015).  Before Prost, Newman, and Bryson.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).   (Indefiniteness)

BIOSIG INSTRUMENTS, INC. v. NAUTILUS, INC., Appeal No. 2012-1289 (Fed. Cir. April 27, 2015).  Before Newman, Schall, and Wallach.  On remand. (Indefiniteness)

VASUDEVAN SOFTWARE, INC. v. MICROSTRATEGY, INC., Appeal No. 2014-1094. (Fed. Cir. April 3, 2015).  Before Linn, Chen and Hughes.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Seeborg).  (Claim Interpretations; Enablement)

EIDOS LLC., v. AU OPTRONICS CORP., Appeal No. 2014-1254 (Fed. Cir. March 10, 2015).  Before Wallach, Taranto and Chen.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Davis).  (Indefiniteness)

DDR HOLDINGS, LLC. v. HOTELS.COM, L.P., Appeal No. 2013-1505 (Fed. Cir. December 5, 2014). Before Wallach, Mayer and Chen. Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Gilstrap). (Anticipation; Indefiniteness; Patent Eligible Subject Matter)

ROBERT BOSCH, LLC. v. SNAP-ON INCORPORATED, Appeal No. 2014‑1040 (Fed. Cir. October 14, 2014).  Before Prost, Taranto, and Hughes.  Appealed from E.D. Mich. (Judge Cleland).  (35 U.S.C. §112, ¶6; Indefiniteness)

INTERVAL LICENSING LLC v. AOL, INC., Appeal Nos. 2013-1282, -1283, -1284, and – 1285 (Fed. Cir. September 10, 2014). Before Taranto and Chen. Appealed from W.D. Wash. (Judge Pechman). (Indefiniteness; Claim Construction)

H-W TECHNOLOGY, L.C. v. OVERSTOCK.COM, INC., Appeal No. 2014-1054, -1055 (Fed. Cir. July 11, 2014).  Before Prost and O’Malley.  Appealed from N.D. Tex. (Judge Fish).  (Claim ConstructionIndefiniteness)

ABBVIE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH & CO., KG v. JANSSEN BIOTECH, INC. , Appeal No. 2013-1338, -1346 (Fed. Cir. July 1, 2014).  Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Chen.  Appealed from D. Mass. (Judge Saylor).  (Written Description)

TRITON TECH OF TEX., LLC, v. NINTENDO OF AM., INC., Appeal No. 2013-1476 (Fed. Cir. June 13, 2014).  Before Moore, Reyna, and Hughes.  Appealed from W.D. Wash. (Judge Jones).  (Means Plus Function; Indefiniteness)

NAUTILUS, INC. v. BIOSIG INSTRUMENTS, INC., Appeal No. 13-369 (U.S. June 2, 2014).  Delivered by Ginsburg.  Appealed from Fed. Cir. (Before Newman, Schall, and Wallach).  (Indefiniteness)

TOBINICK v. OLMARKER, Appeal No. 2013-1499 (Fed. Cir. May 19, 2014).  Before Lourie, Reyna, and Wallach.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Written Description)

IN RE THOMAS G. PACKARD, Appeal No. 2013-1204 (Fed. Cir. May 6, 2014).  Before O’Malley, Plager and Taranto (per curiam).  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Indefiniteness)

ALCON RESEARCH LTD. v. BARR LABS., INC., Appeal No. 2012-1340, 1341 (Fed. Cir. March 18, 2014).  Before Newman, Lourie, and Bryson.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Davis).  (Written Description; Enablement)

GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Banner Pharmacaps, Inc., Appeal No. 2013-1593 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 24, 2014).  Before O’Malley, Wallach, and Taranto.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).  (Written Description)

TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL CO. LTD. v. ZYDUS PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC., Appeal No. 2013‑1406 (Fed. Cir. February 20, 2014).  Before Prost, Plager and Chen.  Appealed from D.N.J. (Judge Pisano).  (Claim ConstructionIndefiniteness)